Consider this:there is a john deere model 175 for sale near me,
ad says runs and cuts good but needs transmission.
think it has a eaton model 7 transaxle.are these
usually repairable or if not how readily available
are used ones?
Depends... My 160's engine runs great, and DANG it cuts the lawn amazingly well... BUT... Every once in a while I'll get the stuttering lurch or thunking/clicking as I'm snowblowing or trucking around to my lawn that tells me my geared transaxle is going downhill... in the case of the hydro, its probably got that "slows down when heating up" issue that indicates potential failure... So the engine might run great, and it probably does a bang-up job of cutting the grass... But only in one 38" wide spot! :sidelaughseems like a contradiction